Karen Vickery

Karen Vickery

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vale, Ore.

High School:
Vale

Height:
6-2

Position:
Forward

Experience:
2V

OREGON STATE
Sophomore (2003-04):
Karen Vickery saw action in 29 games for the Beavers...scored 42 points and pulled down 45 rebounds...ranked second on the team with 14 blocked shots...hit 6-of-8 free throws...finished with three points and a career-high five rebounds in 14 minutes of action against Utah Valley State (11/21)...hit lone field goal attempt, pulled down two rebounds and blocked a shot against Texas A&M Corpus Christi (11/23)...pulled down one rebound and blocked a shot in eight minutes at Tulane (11/25)...recorded her third straight blocked shot and grabbed one rebound against Arkansas (11/28)...finished with three points, three rebounds and a career-high two steals against Providence (11/29)...blocked a pair of shots and added two points at Portland State (12/3)...pulled down one rebound and dished out an assist against No. 19 Utah (12/16)...hit 2-of-3 field goals for four points and grabbed four rebounds at No. 9 Stanford (12/27)...pulled down one rebound in two minutes at Oregon (1/10)...had one rebound against Arizona (1/24)...dished out one assist in six minutes at USC (1/29)...finished with two points in six minutes against Washington (2/12)...matched her career-high in rebounding with five rebounds and two blocks against Washington State (2/14)...pulled down three rebounds at Arizona (2/19)...had two points at Arizona State (2/21)...hit 3-of-4 field goals for a career-high six points and pulled down four rebounds against California (2/26)...had a career-high eight points and four rebounds against Washington State (3/5) in the Pac-10 Tournament...had three rebounds and two points against Arizona (3/6) in the Pac-10 Tournament...pulled down one rebound against Gonzaga (3/19) in the WNIT...had two points and two boards at Nebraska (3/22) in the WNIT.

Freshman (2002-03): Karen saw action in 13 games for the Beavers...scored 12 points (0.9 ppg.) and pulled down 12 rebounds (0.9 rpg.)...competed in two minutes of action against Western Oregon (11/24)...played one minute against Idaho State (12/1)...missed eight games while resting a broken foot...finished with a career-best five rebounds and two points in a career-high 11 minutes at No. 20 Arizona...played four minutes against California (1/11)...had one rebound in four minutes at Washington (1/25)...pulled down one rebound against Arizona State (2/1)...sank a pair of free throws at No. 6 Stanford (2/8)...finished with five points and four rebounds in eight minutes at Washington State (2/22)...scored one point in 10 minutes of action at USC (3/1)...finished with two points against UNLV (3/21) in the WNIT.

HIGH SCHOOL
VALE, Vale, OR:
Karen was a three-year letterwinner in both volleyball and basketball at Vale High School in Vale, OR...was a two-year starter at post for coach Tom Huston...was a third team All-State selection as a senior...earned Greater Oregon League honors three times in her career, including first team accolades as a junior and senior...three-time Argus Observer All-Star...was team co-captain as a senior...member of the Idaho Elite All-Star summer team...selected to play in the Oregon 3A All-Star game...was a two-time Greater Oregon League pick as a middle blocker in volleyball...earned second team All-State Tournament honors and was Vale's co-MVP as the volleyball team placed fifth at state during her senior year.

PERSONAL Born in Ontario, OR...daughter of Dick and Bev Vickery...father is a farmer...mother is a store/cafe owner...has one brother, Dan who attends University of Oregon...grandfather, Pete Schaffeld, received a football scholarship from Oregon State in 1950 and was the OSU heavyweight boxing champion his freshman year...uncle, Joe Schaffeld, played football at Oregon and later coached for the Ducks...graduated from high school with a 3.53 GPA...was an honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society...was a four-time winner of the Vale student/athlete award...served in student government...was a member of the prom court during her senior year...outside interests include volleyball and hanging out with friends...lists Shaquille O'Neal as her favorite athlete...chose Oregon State because, "Everything was great - the coaches, the girls, the campus, and the facilities."

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